New to the forum. I am hoping some of you with all your expereince can help cut through my confusion. I am trying to figure out what is wrong with me. I gained alot of weight in 4 years. And pretty much have had a difficult time loosing weight since the 6th grade. College Athlete, very active person. Yet weight loss never came easy always on teh high carb, low fat, low calorie diet with heavy exercise.
Now I am seditary, at 340 with knee problems from athletics (torn meniscus and petalla syndrome)
My endo said I had insulin resistance.
2008 my ac1 test was 6.3. Insulin 94 and FBS was 129 (doctor ordered this test)
2002 my ac1 test was 5.6 FBS 83 (I ordered and paid for this test myself) was 240 then
She prescribed Metformin and Byetta(I am not taking as I am worried about burning out the pancreas). I lost 10 pounds so far, in 5 months with out working out and watching my carbs some (meaning no more pasta, or heavy carbed meals like a bagel in the morning).
I have also had fluctuating cortisol and elevated adernals and prolactin (not high but elevated above normal)
So I am trying to do research on as much stuff as I can to get a handle on what is wrong.
Trying to figure out if my symptoms are insulin resistance or something else.
When just watching what i eat to make sure I have even amount of protein and staying away from certain foods, my BG can range anywhere from 102(starting) to 177(ending after 2 hours, 177 is a rarety it usually is back down to 130-140).
I have be extremely fatigued to the point of not being able to raise my arms up, wanting to sleep all day, night sweats, unable to focus or sit still (you know jittery thoughts going from this to that constantly getting up wanting to go eat but stop myself most of the time).
With that blood sugar range can those type of symptoms be related to that?
And other doctors want to say I am diabetic (non endo dr.s) but my endo made a point in telling me that I am not diabetic.
So who do I beleive?
My endo didn’t recommend me seeing a nutrionist or adjusting my eating but I did go and see a nuttrionist and she is saying I can eat 45-60 grams of carbs each meal. 15 each snack.
I know if I go wicked high on carbs that I will go on a roll coaster ride where I will just be craving them. I
I am really confused…And any light you can shed would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much